In the second round of the Ostrava Open 2021, World No. 6 and the top-seeded Iga Swiatek will be up against World No. 49 Yulia Putintseva.
Iga Swiatek vs Yulia Putintseva: Match Details
- Tournament: Ostrava Open 2021
- Match: Iga Swiatek vs Yulia Putintseva
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: Sep 22, 2021
- Prize money: $8,200
- Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Iga Swiatek vs Yulia Putintseva: Preview
Top-seeded Iga Swiatek will return to the WTA Tour after her 4th round defeat to Olympics Gold medallist Belinda Bencic at the 2021 US Open. The Pole is yet to go past the quarter-finals since her title at the 2021 Italian Open but she has been consistent which has helped her move to a career-high rank of World No. 6.
Yulia Putintseva comes into the 2nd round after a win in the first round, unlike Swiatek who had a bye in the 1st round. She was up against Shuai Zhang in the 1st round and won in a tight 3-setter to advance ahead. She comes from a semi-final run at the 2021 Portoroz Open.
Iga Swiatek vs Yulia Putintseva: Head to Head
This will be the first-ever meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Iga Swiatek vs Yulia Putintseva: Prediction
Yulia comes into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 164-142 and is 12-11 on the surface for the season having gone 26-21 across all surfaces this season. Iga will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 46-20 and is 15-7 on the surface which have given the majority of her wins as she is 31-11 for the season across all surfaces.
Looking at the numbers and the recent form of both players, it could well be a thrilling contest between the two players. Iga however remains the favourite for the match given her better consistency and is having a good season so far.
Prediction: Iga Swiatek to win in 3-sets.
Iga Swiatek vs Yulia Putintseva : Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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